I am newly rosasea patient. When I picked up the rx, I was told not to drink alcohol while using this cream. Any ideas as to why? The box and information included don't say anything about alcohol use.
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Applies to: metronidazole, Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
Ask your doctor before using ethanol together with metroNIDAZOLE. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking metroNIDAZOLE and for at least 3 days after you stop taking it. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol) interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
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I know that when taking the oral medication there are strict warnings about not combining this with alcohol as it can make you very sick. So i would check with your pharmacist about interactions with the topical cream...
- Metronidazole Information for Consumers
- Metronidazole Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Metronidazole (detailed)
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